[Blindmath] Alt description and long description for images

Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Mon Feb 11 16:58:28 CST 2013


I find a few graphics, but one of them says "Image 2 . Input image #1."

I think the alt-tags are working fine.

Could you test this by getting your browser to not download images and 
show alt-tags instead? Either that or a text-only browser (on Linux I 
would head for using lynx, for windows I am not sure but may be webbie 
http://www.webbie.org.uk/ might help with testing accessibility).

Michael Whapples
On 11/02/2013 22:14, Richard Baldwin wrote:
> On further examination, I believe that I lost the long description but the
> alt should be there. Can anyone with a screen reader confirm that the alt
> either is or is not there for the image at at
> http://cnx.org/content/m44148/latest/#Image_1  (and for three other images
> on that page as well).
>
> If the alt is there, I know how to restore the long description without too
> much reprogramming. If the alt is not there, I have a more difficult
> problem to solve.
>
> For anyone who may be interested, documents are uploaded to the
> cnx.orgsite in an xml format where they are then converted to html,
> pdf, epub,
> etc. The alt is in the xml file that I uploaded but the long description is
> missing from that file meaning of course that it will also be missing from
> the final output. I hope you tell me that the alt is in the final output.
>
> Thanks,
> Dick Baldwin
>
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Richard Baldwin <baldwin at dickbaldwin.com>wrote:
>
>> Never mind. I think I figured out where the alt and long description are
>> getting lost.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Dick Baldwin
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Richard Baldwin <baldwin at dickbaldwin.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hmmm Strange. When I hover my mouse over the flags on he duxbury site I
>>> don't see what you describe in either Google Chrome, Firefox, or IE.
>>>
>>> Can someone with Jaws or NVDA take a look at this?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Dick Baldwin
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM, George Bell <George at techno-vision.co.uk>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Dick,
>>>>
>>>> Speaking as a sighted user, they don't seem to be appearing as I'd
>>>> expect when hovering the mouse over the images.
>>>>
>>>> The following is an example line from the main page here
>>>> http://www.duxburysystems.com.  You'll see a large selection of flags,
>>>> and if you hover your mouse over a flag, the Alt Text is displayed.
>>>>
>>>> <a href="default.asp?z=lv"><img src="flags/latvia.gif" alt="Latvian
>>>> translation" width="45" height="30" title="Latvian translation"></a>
>>>>
>>>> George Bell
>>>> UKAAF  (UK  Association for Accessible Formats)
>>>>
>>>> e-mail: georgebell at ukaaf.org
>>>> Web: http://www.ukaaf.org
>>>> Direct Tel: 0160 479 2777
>>>> Direct Fax: 0160 479 2726
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
>>>> Richard Baldwin
>>>> Sent: 11 February 2013 20:47
>>>> To: BlindMath Mailing List
>>>> Subject: [Blindmath] Alt description and long description for images
>>>>
>>>> For the first time ever, I am attempting to put meaningful alt
>>>> descriptions and long descriptions on some images on a web page. However, I
>>>> have no way of knowing if it is working.
>>>>
>>>> If someone could examine the alt description and the long description of
>>>> the image at http://cnx.org/content/m44148/latest/#Image_1 and tell me
>>>> what you find there, that would be very helpful.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Dick Baldwin
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
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>>>>
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>>>
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>>> Richard G. Baldwin (Dick Baldwin)
>>> Home of Baldwin's on-line Java Tutorials
>>> http://www.DickBaldwin.com
>>>
>>> Object-Oriented OOP with Java
>>> http://cnx.org/content/col11441/latest/
>>>
>>> Professor of Computer Information Technology
>>> Austin Community College
>>> (512) 223-4758
>>> mailto:Baldwin at DickBaldwin.com
>>> http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Richard G. Baldwin (Dick Baldwin)
>> Home of Baldwin's on-line Java Tutorials
>> http://www.DickBaldwin.com
>>
>> Object-Oriented OOP with Java
>> http://cnx.org/content/col11441/latest/
>>
>> Professor of Computer Information Technology
>> Austin Community College
>> (512) 223-4758
>> mailto:Baldwin at DickBaldwin.com
>> http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/
>>
>
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